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Emergency Response & Management Course

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ACT Rural Fire Service

on 3 December 2015

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Transcript of Emergency Response & Management Course

This course will highlight:
The roles & responsibilities of Wardens
Site specific orientation
Fire Safety Systems
Fire Indicator Panels/Emergency Warning Indication System/Occupant Warning System
Smoke/Thermal Detectors
Manual Call Point alarms
Sprinkler systems
First line fire fighting equipment
Negative air exhaust systems
Fire Compartments / Fire - Smoke doors
Exit/emergency lighting
Fire exits / fire stairs
Fire hydrants
Building ACT 2004
Building Regulations ACT 2004
Building Code Of
AS 4083 Planning for emergencies - Health Care Facilities
AS 3745 Planning for emergencies in facilities
AS 4485.1 & AS 4485.2 Security for Health Care Facilities
Dangerous/Hazardous Substance Incident
Taste, eat, touch or smell!

Cover, isolate, raise the alarm, move away
Please ensure your mobile is off or on silent.
Location of toilets
Evacuation location
Respect the views and opinions of others
No side conversations
Location of fire exits
Knowledge of how to respond to emergencies in your area
Ability to identify and use first line fire fighting equipment
Human behaviours and procedures in emergencies
Capacity to make informed decisions in an emergency setting
Work location
Why you are here today
What you hope to get out of today
What you ate for breakfast
No clear exits
No fire fighting equipment
No plan
No control
No communication
No inspections
No duty of care
No house keeping
57 deaths
57 deaths
Emergency Plans & Procedures
Clear exits
Clear evacuation paths
Evacuation/assembly point
Fire compartmentalisation
Fire equipment location, configuration & testing
Fire cupboards
Evacuation diagrams
Fire stairs
Fire Warden
Floor Warden
Hourse Warden /
Chief Warden

Roles of an Emergency
Response Warden
Maintain good housekeeping within your area of responsibility. Ensure corridors, extinguisher cupboards and exits are clear of obstructions.
Ensure that Evacuation Diagrams are correct and that RACE & emergency procedure poster are visible in the workplace.
During emergencies, maintain communication with the House/Chief Warden and conduct a roll call of patients &/or staff once the emergency is resolved
Within normal routines report problems with fire emergency equipment eg; fire/smoke doors not closing properly, faulty exit signs or a fire extinguisher with a broken or perished seal to Property Management & Maintenance
Ensure that patient documentation is removed during evacuation process
As part of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) direct & advise staff during emergencies & maintain control during evacuations.
Ensure persons with a disability are catered for in the evacuation process.
Creation of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP)
Example of a PEEP sheet
Human reaction to alarms
Ignore the alarm in the hope that it may be a false alarm or the situation will resolve itself.
Complete what they are doing when the alarm occurred, for example people will remain in a check out queue, continue with a phone call or continue eating a meal.
Locate any family or friends before trying to evacuate.
React in a similar way to others around them.
Most people will not panic. This usually occurs only when a person thinks they have no way out of a dangerous situation and are desperate to escape.
They will usually maintain a passive role, expecting to be told what to do by someone in authority -

Closes Fire & Smoke Doors
Shuts down air conditioning and activates smoke exhaust systems
Activates negative pressuring systems (stairwells)
Addressable system – provides specific location
Advises ACT Fire & Rescue and the third party provider
Advises TCH Switch Board (direct paging line/link to Durasuite)
Activates-Emergency Warning Intercommunication System (EWIS)
Audio - Alarms
Visual - Lights
Warden Intercommunication Point (WIP)
Communications Tool - Public Address System
Organise Search (Check Mimic Panel)
Attend WIP Phone
Staff Check Area for Emergency
Maintain Communications with House/Chief Warden
Orange Light
Orange Light
Red Light
(Whoop Whoop Whoop)
Red Light
Commence evacuation of your area of responsibility
Ask staff or family for assistance
Ensure that persons with a disability are catered for
Advise Chief Warden of any staff/patient anomalies
Stage 1
RACE Procedures
Stage 2
Evacuate behind fire door
Remove patient documentation
Stage 3
Complete evacuation of building
Do not re-enter building until ACT Fire & Rescue gives the all clear
Stage 1
RACE Procedures
Stage 2
Complete evacuation of building
Do not re-enter building until ACT Fire & Rescue gives the all clear
Evacuation of patients requires careful planning of the priority in which patients are moved. Wherever possible, staff should evacuate patients in the following order:
1. Ambulant patients
2. Semi ambulant patients
3. Non-ambulant patients including ventilator dependant patients
4. Non compliant or aggressive patients
Bomb Threat Code Purple
Person has no real knowledge of the hospital/buildings layout
NO specific information
Notify the relevant people
Take threat seriously
Conduct search (teams of two F/M)
Do not evacuate
Know your area of responsibility
MCID soft key (TCH only)
Non Specific Threat
Person has no real knowledge of the hospital/buildings layout
Very specific information
Notify the relevant people
Take threat seriously
Conduct search (teams of two F/M)
Evacuate-only if a suspicious item is found - search evacuation route
Know your area of responsibility
MCID soft key (TCH only)
Specific Threat
Faulty electrical wiring, plugs and sockets, which are overloaded or inadequately protected by the correct fuse or circuit breaker;

Electrical equipment left switched on when not in use (unless designed to be permanently connected);
Smoking and the careless disposal of smoking materials;
Accumulations of rubbish, paper or other materials that are easily ignitable;
Combustible materials left too close to sources of heat;
Obstruction to the ventilation of heaters, machinery or office equipment;
Open flame sources left unattended;
Careless use and disposal of flammable liquids. (ensure that the quantities required in the work area are kept to a minimum and bulk stocks kept in a separate-preferably outside-store)
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) available on PICS or ChemWatch
Health Directorate Dangerous Substance Manual
Health Directorate Dangerous Substances Coordinator
Both ChemWatch and the Dangerous Substance Manual are available on the ACT Health Intranet
All security incidents are to be reported through Riskman (SAIR)
All staff require a login to utilise RiskMan which is the ACT Health incident reporting system.
By email to TCH SecurityOffice located in Outlook
Contact Numbers
8 - All Emergencies TCH campus only
0 - 000 all other locations
112 - Global System for Mobile (digital)
6207 9900 - ACT Ambulance (Non Emergency)
6207 8333 - ACT Fire Brigade (Non Emergency)
131 444 - ACT Policing (Non Emergency)
1800 333 000 - Crime stoppers
132 281 - Canberra Connect
132 500 - SES
6213 0700 - TAMS (Owned & leased properties)
6244 2114 - Fire Safety & Transport Manager (Chief Fire Warden)
ACT Emergency Services Authority

Kids Triple Zero Challenge
Fires Near Me Application
Please complete your evaluation form. All feedback is encouraged with the intention on improving the quality of the information provided to future course participants.
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is for remove. Remove people from immediate danger (only if it is safe to do so) and remember, never put yourself at risk.
is for alert. Alert other staff and your Fire Warden, dial 000 from a desk phone (or 8 at the Canberra Hospital campus) and advise of emergency and the exact location of the emergency. You can also press a Manual Call Point (MCP) and this will automatically activate the fire alarm.
is for contain. Close doors and windows in the unaffected areas to slow the spread of smoke and fire.
is for extinguish and or evacuate. Extinguish or control the fire if it is safe to do so and, you are trained in using fire extinguishing equipment.
Electronic Access Control Doorsa release in the event of an alarm activation.
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